Gail Halsey Levine Of Water Mill Dies April 11


Gail Halsey Levine died on April 11 at her home in Water Mill. She was 66.

Ms. Levine was born on April 5, 1949, to Charles Gardiner and Gwendolyn Price Halsey in Southampton, the third of four daughters. After graduating from Southampton High School, she earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Mary Baldwin College and a master’s degree in biostatistics from the Medical College of Virginia. While working for American Cyanamid as a statistician, she met Mark Joel Levine, and the two were married on October 29, 1977.

The couple raised their family in Wyckoff, New Jersey, and Cincinnati, Ohio. Survivors said that having grown up with only sisters, raising two boys was like a second childhood for her. In Cincinnati, she worked for Procter and Gamble and the University of Cincinnati before returning to Water Mill upon retirement. She cared for her husband through a long illness until he died in 2006.

Ms. Levine enjoyed spending time with family and friends, taking trips to Mount Desert Island, Maine, listening to classical music, and exploring literature and art. She will be remembered for her caring nature, sense of humor, strength through adversity, and devotion to her family, survivors said.

Ms. Levine is survived by two sons, Benjamin George Levine and wife Carol, and Geoffrey Charles Levine and wife Jennifer; a grandson, Mark James Levine; three sisters, Jane Elizabeth Halsey, Mary Gwen Halsey Tyda, and Susan Anne Halsey-Swanson; a niece, Amy Stevens Barnes; and nephews, Andrew Charles Stevens and Eric Halsey Swanson.

A private memorial gathering will be held at a future date and her ashes will be scattered at places she loved.

Memorial donations may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue, 5th floor Norwalk, CT 06851,; or East End Hospice, P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978,

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